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The Dram Shop Law in Colorado

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Third Party Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents Sadly, drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of fatal car accidents in Colorado. Impaired driving was responsible for approximately one third of all traffic fatalities in 2021, and that number continues to increase. It is fairly common knowledge that a person driving under the influence will be held responsible for a crash. He or she will not only be liable for property damage, but also any injuries or death resulting from the accident. Legal repercussions include license suspension, fines, community service, and even jail time.  What is less common knowledge is that a third...

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How to File a Roof Damage Claim

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Insurance Claims for Storm Damage If you have suffered damage to your roof from a recent storm, you will need to file a claim with your homeowners insurance company to receive funds for repairs or replacement. First, you will want to be sure there are no immediate hazards associated with the damage, such as fallen trees or downed electrical lines.  Steps to File Roof Damage Claim Once you have established that the surroundings are safe, take the following steps to file an insurance claim: 1. Inspect the Damage Take photographs of any damage that has occurred to your roof, siding, windows, downspouts, etc. You can...

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What Should You Do If Your Fire Claim Was Denied?

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The insurance claims process can be complicated and frustrating. Fire claims are especially daunting, since you are dealing with a significant emotional toll while trying to objectively document physical losses. When dealing with such a situation, the last thing you need is to have your claim denied. While there are certain instances when a fire claim can be legitimately denied, there are plenty of times when a claim was mishandled or unfairly rejected. If you feel your claim denial was unjustified, there are several steps you can take.  Read the Denial Letter The first thing you will want to do is review the formal...

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Understanding Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Policyholders pay insurance premiums under the impression that they will be reasonably assisted in the event they need to file a claim. They expect adequate coverage to pay for damages, and they assume they will be protected from any claims made against them by other individuals. In most cases, this is true. Insurance companies act in good faith, making reasonable pay-outs and negotiating in their policyholders best interests. Unfortunately, the opposite also happens. An insurance company may deny a claim without just cause, fail to communicate important matters, or offer a settlement that is far too low.  What is a Bad Faith...

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Top 5 Reasons Insurance Companies Deny Roofing Claims

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Top 5 Reasons Insurance Companies Deny Roofing Claims Roofing repairs and replacement fall under homeowner's insurance, which can vary significantly depending on individual companies and policies. For example, some comprehensive policies may include hail damage coverage, while others require that you select and pay for this coverage separately. In any case, you will want to review your policy thoroughly before undertaking any roofing repairs or a replacement. There are several instances where a new roof or more extensive repairs may not be covered, and the last thing you want is to be stuck with a massive bill because you didn't read the...

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